Honour Singapore Seeking the Well-Being of the Nation
Chairman’s Letter: July 2016
Dear Donors and Friends of Honour (Singapore)

We trust that this message finds you well!

The team at Honour (Singapore) remains committed to promoting a culture of honour and honouring in our society for the well-being of Singaporeans across all ethnic, religious, and cultural lines, particularly in the dimensions of:

Honouring Our Word
Honouring Each Other

This quarterly newsletter updates you on our efforts to contribute towards the continued survival and success of Singapore.
Past Quarter Initiatives
The past quarter has been a very exciting and encouraging one for us at Honour (Singapore). We successfully organised the inaugural Honour International Symposium, which was well attended by both international and local delegates. We also successfully conducted our pilot Learning Journey for schools in May 2016, and introduced new short films that have exceeded our expectations in terms of viewership. We share more details about these developments in the following paragraphs.

Films: We continue to work with Ngee Ann Polytechnic in supporting projects by students and young filmmakers to produce short films on various facets of Honour. Over the past quarter we launched four of these films to coincide with World Telecoms Day, International Fire Fighter Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. All the films were well received by viewers – some left very encouraging comments on our Facebook. In particular, the film, “Ayah”, attracted more than 120,000 views within a week. In our collaboration with the People’s Association Movie Bus project called “Be my kaki”, more than 2,000 people have watched the short film, “Nurses”, at their community building events. You can watch the films here: http://honour.sg/short-films/

Pilot Run of Learning Journey: In May 2016, we piloted a Learning Journey with four schools, involving more than 850 students and 30 educators. During the pilot run of the Learning Journey, four of the short films supported by Honour (Singapore) were used to enhance the understanding of the concept of honour. The students gave very good comments on how the films had motivated them to honour the invisible people of Singapore. Educators were also very impressed with the facilitation and the feedback from the students. We hope to engage more schools in the fourth quarter of this year to use these short films as a means to inculcate the value of Honour in the youth of Singapore.

Pilot Run of Learning Journey

Honour International Symposium:
The first ever Honour International Symposium was held on 19-20 May 2016 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, and brought together 100 C-suite level leaders in business, government, and community groups to discuss issues of honour and honouring for successful business, stable homes, and strong nations. Madam Halimah Yacob, Speaker of the Singapore Parliament, was the Guest-of Honour for the Welcome Dinner, which had more than 260 guests. You can read more about the opening event here: www.HonourInternational.sg/media.

During the Welcome Dinner, a video on the importance of Honour in business that was specially recorded by Mr Jack Ma (Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group) was shown – you can view the video here: www.HonourInternational.sg/videos. The video is also available via the Honour mobile app that is available in your App store (please see the image below).

Tan Sri Dato’ Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of the YTL Group of Companies headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, delivered the Closing Keynote address to more than 160 guests on 20 May 2016 at The Clifford Pier of The Fullerton Bay Hotel. You can visit us at the symposium website to find out more about the symposium www.HonourInternational.sg.

Honour International Symposium

We have completed the development and design of the toolkit to help organisations infuse Honour into their own training programmes so that their employees may have a better understanding of what it is to live out their company values at the workplace. We will be working with selected training consultant companies to use the toolkit during their on-boarding training program. Details on the availability of the toolkit will be announced at a later date.

Talks: I continue to speak, on an invitation-only basis, on the subject of Honour at schools, companies, and community groups to share why Honour is important for the continued success and survival of our nation.

Thought Leadership: We met with the leaders of the Inter Religious Organization (IRO) on 16 May 2016. During this fruitful meeting with leaders of the various religious organisations in Singapore, we explained the mission of Honour (Singapore) and also learnt about their challenges and concerns. A number of the IRO leaders also attended our inaugural Honour International Symposium.

CEO Forum: The CEO Forum is a periodic forum that we organize to bring together leaders of organisations, big and small, to share our views on Honour and discuss how Honour could be beneficial to their organisations. If you are a CEO and would like to attend a forum, please drop me a line at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg to express your interest.

Honour Champions and Honour Ambassadors: We continue to welcome Honour Champions to partner us, and Honour Ambassadors to advocate Honour in our society and nation. Please write me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg if you are interested to journey with us.
Concluding Remarks
We would like to thank you again for your support and encouragement as we build a culture of Honour and honouring in Singapore for the well-being of the nation. I recently co-wrote an article for the Straits Times discussing why Honour is important for our future – you can read the article here: www.straitstimes.com/opinion/getting-to-the-future-with-honour.

Please write me at LimSiongGuan@honour.sg anytime with your feedback and ideas!

Lim Siong Guan
Honour (Singapore)

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